Averages for Sardinia in August

AUGUST

Overview

Those seeking cooler temperatures are best to avoid August in Sardinia, as this is the hottest month of the year, with the highest sea and air temperatures on average. You can expect 25°C as standard, however the average high can easily reach 30°C, and the average low only dips to a very warm 19°C during the evenings; as with July, air conditioning in your hotel is a must have. Despite the high temperatures, Sar...

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Averages for Sardinia in August

  Temperature 25°C

76°F

Low Temperature 19°C

66°F

  High Temperature 30°C

86°F

  Sunshine Hours 10 hrs
  Rainfall 3mm
  Rainfall days 5 days
  Sea Temperature 25°C

77°F

Averages for Sardinia in August

AUGUST

Overview

Those seeking cooler temperatures are best to avoid August in Sardinia, as this is the hottest month of the year, with the highest sea and air temperatures on average. You can expect 25°C as standard, however the average high can easily reach 30°C, and the average low only dips to a very warm 19°C during the evenings; as with July, air conditioning in your hotel is a must have. Despite the high temperatures, Sardinia is known as a windy island, so it will never feel truly unbearable, especially on the coast.

The sun will grace you with its presence in abundance, with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day during August, and you are unlikely to see any rain during your visit, as Sardinia only sees around 3mm of the wet stuff during August, which only affects 5 days at all. 

August is the month to kick back and relax in Sardinia, without exerting yourself too much in the highest temperatures of the year.

Where to stay

With the high August temperatures, you don’t want to be going too far away from your hotel, and this is where an all inclusive option comes into play. If you’re staying in Marina di Capitana, then the AW Sighientu Life Hotel and Spa is the ideal choice. Here you can kick back and relax, enjoy the huge swimming pool, panoramic sea views, and eat to your heart’s content. There is also a free shuttle bus to the beach.

Alternatively, if you’re in Pula, then the Flamingo Hotel has one of the most impressive swimming pools around, with three top class restaurants on site. The Costa Dei Fiori Hotel is also a great choice, with a seemingly endless pool, two on site restaurants, and a shuttle bus service to the town of Pula, and beautiful Chia beach.

What to do

August is certainly a month of fun and festivities in Sardinia! On the first Sunday of the month in Castelsardo you can catch the Festa della Madonna degli Angeli, which is a fun-filled procession of Sardinian singers and songwriters, celebrating music and dance. On 14 August there is a festival you shouldn’t miss in Alghero too – Fireworks and Fried Fish! There is a huge firework display over the Busquet walkway, and following this everyone is given some fried fish to enjoy. This is massively popular, and a real authentic festival to take part in.

If you’re visiting on 15 August, you will see fireworks everywhere across Sardinia, and indeed across Italy, to celebrate the assumption. Certainly keep your eyes to the sky for colourful fireworks!

If you want to get your adrenaline levels pumping during the August heat then you have many options. If you’re in Cagliari for the day, a great way to see the sights is via Segway, and NewWaySardinia offers guided Segway tours, with training first, of course!

Maybe something a little more traditionally adrenaline boosting is for you, in which case head to Sassari and take part in Corrado Conca Day Excursions’ many tours, including climbing, hiking, trekking, and canyoning, to name just a few. The landscapes around this part of the island are made for such activities, and are truly breathtaking.

A more traditional form of adrenaline, with plenty of cooling off opportunities, is to head to Costa Smeralda and Aquadream waterpark. Full of slides, rides, and splish splash, this is a fantastic day out for all the family.

Hit the beach

The hottest month of the year is the best time to cool off on a beautiful Sardinian beach, and one of the best without a doubt is Chia. Located in the south of the island, this is a hidden gem, one which was recently voted one of the best destinations in Europe for a beach holiday.

We’ve mentioned that Sardinia is a windy island, and here you will notice it more than in other places on the island; because of that, Chia is great for fans of windsurfing and sea kayaking. Fringed with sand dunes, and clear blue sea, the white sand here is perfect for a day’s relaxation and cooling down in the August heat.

Where to eat and drink

August’s high temperatures in Sardinia means you will be needing somewhere close by and cool for your evening meal, and at this time of year most restaurants offer air conditioning or an outdoor seating area. Il Mattacchione in Olbia has an outdoor seating area during the summer months, in intimate settings, meaning you can enjoy fresh food, with a modern, contemporary twist, in beautiful surroundings.

If seafood is your passion then Alghero’s Trattoria Marco Polo should be your destination, with contemporary Italian dishes and amazing seafood cuisine on offer – you won’t get fresher than this. The restaurant is set in the old centre of town, close to the Marco Polo ramparts which the restaurant is named after, to give you a spot of history to go with your meal!

If you’re in Cagliari then be sure to stop by Semino, where you will find light, organic, and healthy food, perfect for a light meal before you continue your sightseeing tour of the capital.

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